With the recent fluctuations in today’s economy, and regardless of the season or time of year, homeowners are becoming far more educated about each and every opportunity to save money on heating and cooling bills. As recent studies have shown, nearly 50% of a home’s energy dollars are lost through poorly insulated windows and doors. Todays state-of-the-art manufacturing procedures uses materials that increase energy efficiency, thus saving you money!
Take windows, for example. Energy efficiency and maintenance freedom features of vinyl windows are quickly becoming the number one choice for replacement windows.
It is easy to see that windows comprise far more glass than vinyl, nearly 80% or more in most cases. This means, in all seasons, the performance of the insulated glass unit is critical. In winter, you want to keep the heat in, and in the summer, you want to keep the heat out. So when you are about to make this type of investment, wouldn’t the logical choice be a window that gives you the utmost in energy efficiency? Then consider a Thebco Window with EnergyMaxx® 10, that has a triple-paned Low-E insulated glass package.
Steve Bobeck, President of Thebco, explains that, “A lot of homeowners think that these Low-E coatings only help a window’s U-Value performance in the winter months. The U-Value is a number that represents the rate of heat flow through a glazing system. The lower the U-Value, the greater a window’s resistance to heat flow, and the better its insulating value. The glass unit in the window with the EnergyMaxx® 10 package will yield a .10 U-Value, which translates to an R10 product.”
“This performance is critical to those homeowners who may experience increased heating conditions not only during the winter months, but very possibly late fall and early spring as well. In terms of a Thebco Window with the EnergyMaxx® 10 insulated glass package, homeowners will see nearly an 80% increase in energy efficiency versus that of clear insulated glass unit,” says Bobeck.
Bobeck also explains that there is another critical performance element of a window known as Solar Heat Gain Coefficient or SHGC. “The solar heat gain coefficient is a number that represents the amount of solar radiation admitted through a window, and subsequently released inward into the home. The lower a window’s solar heat gain coefficient, the less solar heat it transmits. And this is great news for those hot summer days.”
“Any way you look at it,” says Bobeck,“your home is your largest investment. So doesn’t it make sense to replace your windows the right way, and for the last time?” There are many styles and interior-finish colors to choose from, and with far greater energy efficient and performance capabilities. Thebco Windows can offer savings on your utility bills year round. It is wise to consider the energy cost savings, especially when the cost of fuel in the future is unknown.
Thebco has been building trust in the Madison area for over 30 years, and is family owned and operated. It’s never too late to make the right choice.